State Advocacy Resources

Bill Search

The full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages are available from 1993 to the present.. If you know the bill, select the session, and House of origin, and type the bill number to retrieve this information.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov

Find your Representative

Enter your California address and click the locate button to find your State Senate and Assembly representatives.

http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

Legislative Analyst’s Office

The Legislative Analyst’s Office is a nonpartisan government agency that provides fiscal and policy advice to the California Legislature. It is known for its fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan analysis of the state budget.

www.lao.ca.gov

California Research Bureau

The California Research Bureau (CRB) provides nonpartisan research services to the Governor and his staff, to both houses of the Legislature, and to other elected State officials.

www.library.ca.gov/crb/index.html

Legislative Process

All legislation starts off as an idea. These ideas can come from anybody and the process begins when either an individual or group persuades a Member of the Legislature to author a bill. This site will give a better understanding of the Legislative process

www.senate.ca.gov/legislativeprocess

Senate Daily File

The Daily File is the agenda for the Senate. It contains information such as committee hearing notices and measures eligible for floor actions. Details of the Daily File floor items can be found on the Calendar.

www.senate.ca.gov/dailyfile

Assembly Daily File

The Assembly Daily File is the agenda for the Assembly. It contains information such as committee hearing notices and measures eligible for floor actions. Details of the Daily File floor items can be found on the Calendar.

www.Assembly.ca.gov/dailyfile

Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Website for the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Includes press releases, appointment and information of the Governor’s office and activities.

www.gov.ca.gov

California State Senate

Website for information about the California State Senate.

www.senate.ca.gov

California State Assembly

Website for information on the California State Assembly.

www.assembly.ca.gov

Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus

The API Legislative Caucus was established in 2001 with the mission of representing and advocating for the diverse interests of California’s API community. Additionally, the Caucus seeks to increase API participation and representation in all levels of government.

http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/apilegcaucus/

Federal Advocacy Resources

Bill Search – Library of Congress

The Library of Congress THOMAS site is the source for federal legislative information.

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php

United State Congress

U.S. Congress legislation, Congressional Record debates, Members of Congress, legislative process educational resources.

www.congress.gov

United States Senate

Official site of “the living symbol of our union of states.” Connect with Senators, and learn about Senate committees, legislation, records, art, history, schedules.

www.senate.gov

United State House of Representatives

The official website of the United States House of Representatives.

www.house.gov

White House

The official site for President Obama and the White House.

www.whitehouse.gov

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress who are of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

http://capac-chu.house.gov/

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.

http://apaics.org/

News Links

Around the Capital

A portal to California legislative information, including information on ballot measures, legislators and legislative districts, as well as daily editorial summaries.

www.aroundthecapital.com

California Channel

The California Channel is a public service funded entirely by California’s cable television operators as a means to provide Californians direct access to “gavel-to-gavel” proceedings of the California Legislature, and other forums where public policy is discussed, debated, and decided – all without editing, commentary, or analysis and with a balanced presentation of viewpoints.

http://www.calchannel.com/

CalNews

News and commentary from Sacramento and Washington D.C. Published daily.

www.calnews.com

Capitol Alert

The Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau reports on the people and politics of California government.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/

Fox & Hounds

Fox&Hounds Daily is a website designed to discuss and explain the confluence of politics and business in California.

http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/

Rough & Tumble

Rough & Tumble is a snapshot of California public policy and politics based on the reporting from publications covering one of the most diverse, trendsetting places in the country.

http://www.rtumble.com/

TotalCapitol.com

California political news and database of people in California politics.

http://totalcapitol.com/